CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1988 |
Two Jordanians were hanged at dawn Thursday for murdering a moneychanger in Amman during the first such armed robbery in the country, security officials said. A military court sentenced Said Nasser Mohammad Ali, 28, and Ahmed Salim Jumaa, 22, to death for shooting Muhieddin Bashiti in July. A third man received a sentence of life imprisonment with hard labor and a fourth 2O years with hard labor.
June 6, 1999 |
A gunman from Yemen stormed into the Yemeni Embassy on Saturday, killing a diplomat and wounding the man's assistant. The attacker was apprehended shortly after the shooting in the heart of the Jordanian capital, security officials said. The suspect was identified as Ahmed Al-Haddad, officials said. Yihya al-Arousi, an embassy official, told Associated Press that the suspect was angry because the embassy had managed to only obtain part of the money a former Jordanian employer owed him.
January 30, 1998 |
Orderly, peaceful and sane. That's Jordan, often viewed as a small island of calm in the rough Middle East seas. And officials here would like it to stay that way. So when eight people, including an Iraqi diplomat, his wife and several Iraqi businessmen, were sliced up and killed in a hilltop villa in normally sedate Amman this month, it was a matter of no small concern to the government, which does not want Jordan to become a stage for violence by its stronger neighbors. The killings Jan.